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Re: Screen readers - usage stats?

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 17:08:20 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jesper Tverskov <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0404161706360.28634@smart.net>

On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Jesper Tverskov wrote:

> I get the feeling you are not a web designer with a lot of experience of
> how things were in the mid 90's. What you are suggesting is a move
> towards balkanised sites, code forking and multiple site versions for
> specific use cases, the way it was in 1998. This is not what WCAG was
> about, and it is entirely contrary to the last five years development in
> web design, as we have slowly, torturously moved the entire industry
> towards accepting and using web standards.
>
> Why? So we can build one page.

oh the way it was done in the 70's and 80's
>
> _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
>
> The above statement is certainly what we should work for today:
>
> Forget about designing for more than one screen reader
> Forget about designing for even one screen reader
> Forget about designing for a text browser
> Forget about designing for any particular browser
>
> it is the browser most people use. No browser sniffing, no CSS hacks but
> one page for all is the direction the industry is moving and how things
> should be.

Back to the future,  sorry but the web seemed to be more accessible in
1980 than it is today...

Bob


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